chefs preparing food

The hospitality sector includes all businesses that provide food, beverages, and/or accommodation services as well as some more specialist services - these include:

Contract food service providers, events hospitality, services, hotels, clubs, pubs, bars and nightclubs, restaurants, ships, trains, aircraft and plenty more. There are jobs at all levels. This industry will not appeal to anyone looking for a job Monday to Friday-nine to five as very few people who work in this industry have regular hours, and many work shifts. You need to be ready for change, excitement and a busy lifestyle.

Merchant ships often carry Catering Officers - especially ferries, cruise liners and large cargo ships. In fact, the term "catering" was in use in the world of the merchant marine long before it became established as a land-bound business. The industry is often affected by events out with its own control.

Possible Careers

  • Barperson
  • Catering/Restaurant Manager
  • Chef
  • Cook
  • Food Service Assistant
  • Hotel Manager
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Publican
  • Receptionist
  • Waiter/Waitress

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